Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Gaudi Snails

Today were taking part in another fab 'Kids Get Arty' link up over at Red Ted Art. For the last link up we we got all Kandinsky. This time we decided to be inspired by a Spanish artist (The Fairy and The Frog's Papa is Spanish so we try and do activities that will hopefully mean they feel part of Spanish and English culture) . I've previously visited the Parc Guell in Barcelona and thought The Fairy would be attracted to the bight colour of the mosaics there - and I was correct (can't wait to take her there for real). She especially liked the lizard.

We talked about the colours in the mosaics and the shapes. We set to work ripping up bits of paper- recycling an old magazine.

She chose to make a snail (I was rather glad as my drawing isn't that great and not sure how lizard-like my drawing of a lizard would have looked!)


The Fairy's finished snail

20 comments:

  1. It looks lovely, I'm sure you both had great fun doing that.

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  2. The snail turned out great, that's a very effective way of making it look mosaic. You are clever. I thought of doing gaudi but couldn't think you're to translate it into a toddler craft, you nailed it.

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  3. I ADORE Gaudi. Such a fantastic artist. And your little snail is just too cute and adorable. Wonderful Kids Get Arty project. Thank you so much for joining in.

    Maggy

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  4. I love Gaudi- this is a great choice for kids, because of his playful style! So cool that you got into the idea of mosaic and included a snail! Found you on the Kids Get Arty linkup! (I'm Artchoo, btw- I just had to leave this comment through Google.)

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  5. I love Gaudi- this is a great choice for kids, because of his playful style! So cool that you got into the idea of mosaic and included a snail! Found you on the Kids Get Arty linkup! (I'm Artchoo, btw- I just had to leave this comment through Google.)

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  6. I love Gaudi- this is a great choice for kids, because of his playful style! So cool that you got into the idea of mosaic and included a snail! Found you on the Kids Get Arty linkup! (I'm Artchoo, btw- I just had to leave this comment through Google.)

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  7. That is beautiful. What a great idea!

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  8. gorgeous! I just adored Gaudi's cathedral when I was in Barcelona. The snail looks great :)

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  9. Ah fine motor and art, combining two of my favorites!

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  10. What a lovely, arty, snail.

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  11. I love Gaudi. This is a fabulous interpretation.

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  12. I love the look of mosaics! I will have to look at more of Gaudi's work - I am not familiar with him.

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  13. I love that effect - what a fab craft! I am going to do that with the little ones!

    Thanks for linking to family frolics! :)

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  14. The colours are lovely, and great idea to use the magazines. We haven't done something like this yet! Thanks for sharing

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  15. They look so pretty. Great way to introduce gaudi to young children.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

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